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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 2170

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2170

920 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in North Carolina
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 920 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 920 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,737 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in North Carolina
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,924 889 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 835 528 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829 630 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 673 416 4 6
LISINOPRIL 647 458 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 622 454 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 544 356 7 11
GABAPENTIN 540 284 8 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 527 282 9 17
METFORMIN HCL 448 281 10 8
TRAMADOL HCL 440 284 11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433 345 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367 309 13 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365 256 14 5
NEXIUM 326 175 15 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 209 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 213 17 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282 217 18 13
PREDNISONE 276 160 19 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 262 99 R 20 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235 125 21 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 192 22 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 156 23 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 178 24 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 202 63 25 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 191 78 R 26 70
ATENOLOL 185 143 27 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 185 89 27 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180 132 29 33
PROAIR HFA 178 47 30 43
MELOXICAM 176 115 31 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 121 32 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 173 45 33 123
CARVEDILOL 173 85 33 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 55 S2 33 74
GLIPIZIDE 171 98 36 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169 60 R 37 61
CLOPIDOGREL 168 133 38 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 159 96 39 92
TRAZODONE HCL 156 87 40 38
SERTRALINE HCL 156 82 40 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 133 42 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 74 43 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 123 44 32
IBUPROFEN 144 57 45 105
LOVASTATIN 135 105 46 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 73 47 164
PLAVIX 121 90 48 58
CEPHALEXIN 120 67 49 120
LANSOPRAZOLE 114 72 50 165
SINGULAIR 114 29 50 85
CRESTOR 110 78 52 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 98 52 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 71 52 69
GLIPIZIDE XL 106 90 55 81
CARISOPRODOL 106 13 R 55 111
TOPIRAMATE 105 31 57 155
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104 71 58 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 92 59 93
RANITIDINE HCL 99 38 60 40
SPIRIVA 95 58 61 49
CYMBALTA 95 23 61 44
FLUCONAZOLE 95 34 61 158
BUPROPION XL 94 46 64 170
AMOXICILLIN 93 50 65 114
ENDOCET 91 28 S2 66 106
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 61 66 182
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 17 68 157
AZITHROMYCIN 87 44 69 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 81 70 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 37 70 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 62 72 128
CLONIDINE HCL 83 51 73 54
LYRICA 82 40 74 90
KLOR-CON M20 82 54 74 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 63 76 82
MECLIZINE HCL 80 55 77 134
GEMFIBROZIL 80 56 77 121
KLOR-CON 10 79 41 79 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 31 80 88
ALLOPURINOL 76 50 81 29
RAMIPRIL 76 53 81 77
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 60 81 86
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 74 15 84 388
ESTRADIOL 71 52 R 85 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 34 86 97
OXYCODONE HCL 67 0 S2 87 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 40 87 153
RISPERIDONE 67 28 87 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 57 87 55
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 38 R 91 173
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 48 92 63
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 51 93 116
VERAPAMIL ER 63 42 93 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 60 95 42
COMBIVENT 60 35 96 112
AGGRENOX 58 54 97 169
MIRTAZAPINE 57 25 98 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 28 99 254
LABETALOL HCL 56 39 99 208
DIGOXIN 56 46 99 72
SYNTHROID 56 52 99 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 41 103 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 22 104 64
LAMOTRIGINE 51 14 104 136
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.